By Jess Walter
Jess Walter's broadly acclaimed first novel, Over Tumbled Graves, paired the plot of a main mystery with writing of remarkable intelligence and human perception. Now, in Land of the Blind, Walter brings again police detective Caroline Mabry and pits her in a conflict of wits opposed to a mysterious but oddly regular determine who's dragged into her precinct residence one Friday evening, seeming disoriented and donning an eye fixed patch."I'd prefer to confess, he says. yet he insists on writing out his confession in longhand. And, he warns her, it might probably take a while.Over the subsequent forty-eight hours, the stranger admits to excess of against the law. He confesses a lifetime: a wry and haunting story of poverty and politics, of obsession and revenge. And as he writes, Caroline pushes herself to close cave in, racing opposed to the clock to enquire no longer only a homicide however the tale of 2 men's darkly intertwined lives ... and to discover the physique that awaits her, someplace within the city.The result's a unique that blends suspense with wealthy characterization and impossible to resist storytelling, one who speaks deeply to the bonds and compromises we make as young ones -- and the deadly blunders we will be able to make at any second in our lives.